October 6, 2021
Short Summary
A fantastic opportunity has arisen for someone with energy and enthusiasm, who enjoys dealing with people and who is passionate about shaping futures for our pupils, to join West Buckland School.
Working Pattern
January 2022
Closing Date
November 08, 2021


The Position

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for someone with energy and enthusiasm, who enjoys dealing with people and who is passionate about shaping futures for our pupils, to join West Buckland School at a very exciting time.

The Admissions Manager and Registrar is responsible for oversight and functional delivery of recruiting pupils into the school at all ages right through the school.  The school has grown by over 100 pupils in the last four years and has ambition to grow still further therefore, the successful candidate will know how to develop productive working relationships with others involved in the process:  the marketing team, academic and support staff to ensure West Buckland remains the number one choice for parents wanting a world-class, independent education based in North Devon but accepting pupils from around the world.

This is essentially a ‘customer facing’ position with a focus on delivering outstanding customer service while playing a vital role in strategic thinking, relationship building and ensuring all interactions with the school are positive during their admissions journey.

The successful candidate will be able to clearly articulate the benefits of an independent education at all ages and how West Buckland differentiates itself within a competitive independent and the state sector.

The School

West Buckland is a school founded in 1858 intended to offer an excellent education based on Christian values.  It stands in nearly 100 acres of grounds, surrounded by farmland, near the western edge of Exmoor.  Its rural location is outstandingly beautiful. The school is now a leading, multi-cultural community for boys and girls across North Devon and beyond.

The school is fully co-educational and has grown considerably in recent years.  In total there are just under 650 boys and girls aged, 3 to 18 years, with 140 in the Sixth Form.  There are also over 140 boarders and, following the substantial investment, there has been an increased demand in this area. The school has its own co-located, Preparatory School and Nursery, with pupils aged 3 to 11.

Academic standards at the school are high and for many years West Buckland has been one of the most consistently high-performing schools in the South West at GCSE and A‐level.  For ten consecutive years, well over three-quarters of all A-Level exams taken have been passed at either A*, A or B grades.  There is considerable emphasis on extracurricular activities at the school, with a proud record in boys’ and girls’ games, Drama, Music, the Combined Cadet Force and Outdoor Learning, as well as character education, service and sustainability.

The school has emerged with determination and positivity from the recent Covid pandemic and is looking towards a healthy and exciting future.  It is a great time to join the school.

The Interview

Interviews will be held at the school in mid-November —subject to Covid-19 restrictions.

West Buckland School has its own salary scale and pensions package which can be discussed at interview. Other benefits include; meals on duty, fee remission, free access to fitness suite & pool, cycle to work scheme.


The application should include a completed application form, (download from the school website), a covering letter addressed to the Headmaster and a full curriculum vitae. Names and addresses of two referees, one of whom must be your current or most recent employer must be detailed in your application.

The deadline for receipt of applications is 12:00, Monday 8th November 2021.  

Applications should addressed to:

Assistant Bursar (HR Recruitment)
West Buckland School
Devon EX32 0SX

West Buckland School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service. The post is defined as being within the scope of Regulated Activity.

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